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Hawken's Breed (1988)

Hawken is a rugged drifter and loner who meets and comes to rescue a young Shawnee woman, named "Spirit" in 1840s Tennessee, whom he leaves after saving her from a rouge group of Shawnee ... See full summary »

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Charles B. Pierce
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Peter Fonda ... Hawken
Jack Elam ... Tackett
Serene Hedin ... Spirit
Chuck Pierce Jr. Chuck Pierce Jr. ... Noel Hickman
Sue Ane Langdon ... Holly Clawson
Dennis Fimple ... Crowley
Royce Clark Royce Clark ... Luke
Bill Thurman ... Jeb Kline
Seamon Glass Seamon Glass ... Pa Hickman
Joe Kurtzo Joe Kurtzo ... Aaron Hickman
Ivan Green Ivan Green ... Frank Hickman
Bear Pierce Bear Pierce ... Tackett's Gang
Brandon Lewis Brandon Lewis ... Tackett's Gang
Don Lewis Don Lewis ... Tackett's Gang
Robert Lewis ... Tackett's Gang
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Storyline

Hawken is a rugged drifter and loner who meets and comes to rescue a young Shawnee woman, named "Spirit" in 1840s Tennessee, whom he leaves after saving her from a rouge group of Shawnee Indians. After taking up residence with an old fur trapper and old friend named Jeb Kline, Hawken later meets Spirit again, who runs away from a local fur trader named Tackett, to whom she is sold. Soon, Hawken is up against Tackett and a posse of hired killers, as well as a greedy and racist land owner, named Hickman, whose long abused son Noel narrates the entire story, comes to his and Spirit's aid to help them survive. Written by matt-282

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He took another man's woman. He killed another man's brother. Now he faces another kind of justice. See more »


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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

13 October 1989 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Die Rache des Trappers See more »

Filming Locations:

Dover, Tennessee, USA See more »

Company Credits

Production Co:

MLG See more »
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Sound Mix:

Stereo

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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[first lines]
Noel Hickman: [voice-over] I don't know who started all this talk about good always being mixed up with bad, and bad with good. All I know is, when people are alone, when there's no law to see to it that they got to stand inside the bounds; then they're either all good or all bad. And it's a tough thing for a boy to find out that his pa is one of the bad.
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Soundtracks

Where the River Runs Free
Music by Guido De Angelis and Maurizo De Angelis
Performed by Matt DiNapoli
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A poor western... especially if you dislike westerns
29 October 2012 | by Wizard-8See all my reviews

Westerns were really out of fashion when director Charles B. Pierce made this one, so you have to admire him for putting so much effort into making it. Unfortunately, that's about the nicest thing I can say about "Hawken's Breed". The other user comments who wrote negative things about this movie were right about its bad quality. It's as slow as molasses, with most of what happens in the first half being completely unnecessary, except maybe to pad out the very thin story. The movie also shows some signs that it was a troubled production, with excessive use of narration used to try and explain things (and sometimes contradicting what we see and hear from the characters!) Even Guido and Maurizio De Angelis (what are they doing on an American film?) can't liven things up with their musical score, which is far from their best work. If there is anything else positive to say about the movie besides trying to resurrect a dead genre, it's that it provided work for Peter Fonda during a lean period for him.


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